September 22, 2013
What God provides must be received by faith. What is received by faith must be announced in faithfulness. Only as this gospel is proclaimed and the Lord opens the eyes of the lost are people converted. The power is not in our presentation, but in our Savior.
September 15, 2013
Satan not only tried to attack with threats from outside the church, but from corruption from within. Persecution could scatter a community of believers, but wrong teaching or values could fracture an assembly. The purity of the church is important to God.
September 8, 2013
When persecuted, the church gathers with the company of saints (v. 23) and gives thanks to the God who is working through it all (vv. 24–31).
August 25, 2013
The same Jesus the Jews delivered to die was raised by the Almighty and must be believed by every sinner.
August 18, 2013
Like Peter, we must know who we are witnessing to, Who we are witnessing of, and what the goal of this witnessing is.
August 4, 2013
Those whom Jesus Christ has redeemed find their satisfaction in Him, glorifying God by maintaining moral purity. Immorality is to be avoided, not simply for its own sake, but as the very premise of sanctification: we are separated from sin and to God. Our bodies were not created by God for our pleasure, but for his. […]
July 28, 2013
This passage reminds us of God’s grace. While the previous two chapters describe God’s great grace shown to us in salvation and including us in the body of Christ, this section reminds us that grace is always undeserved, that God is sovereign in the administration of his grace, and this grace is a great motivation […]
July 14, 2013
Jesus was launching the next step in his eternal plan, the Church for which he died. He did this in the heart of Jewish territory, Jerusalem, that they might marvel at his plan. God made a glorious statement at Pentecost. The Lord was alive and working through his Spirit in his Church!
June 30, 2013
History is full of stories of people who had great wealth or treasure “right under their noses” but never realized it. As believers, we enjoy a wonderful salvation as God’s children, but often we never realize just how glorious this salvation is! Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is that they would come to realize the […]